Cannes 2019 week one roundup: zombies, babies and a sleeping Bill Murray

Jim Jarmusch hugs the undead and Ken Loach sustains his occupation resurrection It’s the opening day of the 72 nd Cannes film festival and all is calm on the prom. The sky is a warm blue-blooded, the high seas is…

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Sterile or stirring? Britain’s love-hate relationship with new towns

Paternalistic social engineering or make-Britain-great-again utopianism? A new archive film collection takes a look at the UKs contentious postwar towns ” People sometimes say to me,’ You must get a terrific kick out of having been responsible for a huge…

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Rocketman review Elton John biopic that’s better at the tiaras than the tantrums

Taron Egerton does a good intuition of the glamorous musician in this sucrose treatment, a by-the-numbers approach authorised by Elton himself Dexter Fletcher’s rousingly good natured Rocketman is the authorised-version movie about the famed singer-songwriter Elton John: written by Lee…

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Lesley Manville: I want to go dancing and drink too much and Im over 60

The Bafta nominee has been discovered by Hollywood after 47 times as an actor. She talks about ageism, losing her anonymity and spa tours with her Mum co-stars Simon Amstell recognized her and been put forward for a chit-chat. He…

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Peggy Lipton obituary

Actor who earned a Golden Globe for The Mod Squad and performed in David Lynchs TV drama Twin Peaks The natural shyness and quietnes of the actor Peggy Lipton, who has died of cancer aged 72, lent her design an…

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Peggy Lipton obituary

Actor who earned a Golden Globe for The Mod Squad and performed in David Lynchs TV drama Twin Peaks The natural shyness and quietnes of the actor Peggy Lipton, who has died of cancer aged 72, lent her design an…

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Amazing Grace review soul-shaking gospel from Aretha Franklin

A spellbinding performance by the singer is captured in Sydney Pollacks 1972 film The 1970 s may have been the heyday of the stone concert movie, but the genre was frequently spoilt by questionable acts and legal conflicts. Whether it’s…

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Yesterday review Richard Curtis’ magical mystery tour of a world without the Beatles

A hopeless songwriter wakes up to find hes the only person who can recollect the Fab Fours reaches in a dopey, earning slapstick directed by Danny Boyle Imagine no no Withnail& I , no Life of Brian– but then again…

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Vox Lux director Brady Corbet: ‘The movie is about the desire to be iconic’

The US film-maker on inventive burnout, working with Scott Walker and his new film starring Natalie Portman as a messed-up sound star Having fixed his Orson Welles, American writer-director Brady Corbet is used to being on the receiving tip of…

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In the shallow: why does Hollywood hate pop music?

Natalie Portmans new film Vox Lux is the last to convey the category as empty and pathetic, while country, stone and hip-hop are revered ” In 2011, Celeste had boozed herself blind … during a period of binge-drinking household cleaning…

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